After months of speculation, Cathay Pacific has today officially confirmed that it is to launch a four times weekly flight from London Gatwick to Hong Kong from 2 September 2016.
The flight will be operated with an Airbus A350-900 aircraft in a three class (business, premium economy and economy) configuration.
Cathay Pacific will continue to fly between London Heathrow and Hong Kong five times daily.
It is something of a coup for London Gatwick airport to attract an airline with an existing presence at London Heathrow as the trend in recent years has been for long-haul airlines to move routes from Gatwick to Heathrow as and when slots become available.
This route also adds to a growing portfolio of Cathay Pacific destinations in Europe with Manchester, Düsseldorf and Madrid being recent additions. It also represents a significant investment by Cathay Pacific in London which is also currently renovating and expanding its London Heathrow first and business class lounges.
Flights are on sale now at Cathay Pacific
London Gatwick – Hong Kong
Flight CX344 Depart London Gatwick 12:35 – Arrive Hong Kong 07:25
Hong Kong – London Gatwick
Flight CX349 Depart Hong Kong 00:55 – Arrive London Gatwick 07:10
(Flight times will be modified slightly on the change to the Winter Timetable at the end of October 2016.)